Middlesex University Summer School: Feminism and Contemporary Art

Middlesex University Summer School: Feminism and Contemporary Art

Wednesday 6 July to Tuesday 12 July 2016

10am to 4.30pm (5 days)

Hendon Campus, North London

Fee: £450

If you are finishing your third year and considering post-graduate study (MA or PhD) and intend to study feminist theory and art history in relation to contemporary art, this short intensive course aims to help you write develop the direction of your research and write a proposal. If you are at the beginning of a PhD programme in Fine Art/ Feminist Theory/ Feminist Art History and want to develop your attention to feminist theory/feminist art history. It would also suit mature artists wishing to return to postgraduate study. This is not a general course open to any level.

This course will discuss how feminist theory has developed in relation to contemporary art practices in recent decades. The emphasis will be on trans-national and trans-generational discourses in feminist theory in relation to concepts of a ‘global contemporary’, drawing on the territory developed in the journal n.paradoxa. The course will look back at developments in art during the last 50 years and look forward to new models of research in the field. The aim is for those attending, through discussion, to develop a plan for future work or a proposal for a PhD or MA research project.

The course is led by Professor Katy Deepwell, Founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Middlesex University.

 Guest speakers: include Professor Hilary Robinson and Dr Alexandra Kokoli.

Location: Hendon campus Middlesex University, London. The Hendon Campus is 15 mins walk from Hendon Central tube station (Northern Line) and well-served by North London buses.